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The Importance of Being 3

The Importance of Being Three, by Lindsay Ward | Book Review

The Children’s Book Review | July 6, 2016

The Importance of Being 3

The Importance of Being Three

Written and Illustrated by Lindsay Ward

Hardback Book: 32 Pages

Age Range: 0-3

Publisher: Penguin Random House

ISBN: 978-052548695

What to expect: What it’s like to be 3!

Being three can be hard. Being three can be fun. But being three sure isn’t boring!

Three darling children take us on an adventure of pint-sized proportions. The book follows the little ones through counting, ABC’s, and even primary colors. There are triangles with their three sides and three angles, three French hens (oui! oui!) and an exciting swimming adventure with Daddy. The children have to learn to share among the three of them, and eventually settle down for a restful night’s sleep.

Ward’s illustrations are delightful, created using a unique cut-paper technique that gives this book a special feel. The children are diverse and completely adorable. The colors are eye-catchingly bright, and the items included in the illustrations can be great talking points. How many points are there on a triangle? What are the three primary colors? Can you count to three?

The prose is perfect, rhyming sweetly all along their adventure. Parents can get in a real rhythm reading it, almost like a song. Children will love to rhyme along, learning the words quickly. It’s fun to read the book together, with children pointing out their favorite parts.

The book is upbeat, even when a little girl has a total meltdown. Hugs and teddy bears can cure almost anything from a patient parent or caregiver, and children will laugh as they see themselves reflected on the page. After all, who hasn’t had a meltdown over ice cream or naptime?

This book is well done and enjoyable, and is highly recommended for any little person turning the very big, very exciting number three.

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About Lindsay Ward

Born and raised in California, Lindsay M. Ward received her BA from Syracuse University. She is now a cut-paper artist living and working in Lakewood, Ohio.

The Importance of Being 3, by Lindsay Ward, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like The Importance of Being 3 by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with , and .

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Denise Mealy is a former web content provider who stays at home to change diapers and write books. Her days are filled with Word documents, books and sloppy kisses (from dogs and baby alike). She likes to read, cook, dance, travel and forward pictures of spam sculptures to friends. If she could have dinner with any author, dead or alive, it would be a toss up between J.K. Rowling and Jane Austen. They would probably eat pasta. Yes, definitely pasta. For more information, visit: www.dccmealy.com You can also find her on Twitter: @dccmealy

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